HOUSTON, TX — The reward for a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender has been increased.
The reward for Leonard Dee Taylor has been increased to $4,000 for information leading to his capture, if the tip comes in during the month of February.
Taylor is wanted for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements and a parole violation.
He has been wanted since April 2018, when he absconded from his last known address in Houston.
He also has ties to Bowie County (Texarkana) and parts of Louisiana.
In 2003, Taylor was convicted in Bowie County of two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child after incidents involving two girls, ages 4 and 9.
Taylor is 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs approximately 150 pounds and has tattoos on the tops of both hands.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the three following methods:
- Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
- Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
- Submit a Facebook tip by clicking the "SUBMIT A TIP" link (under the "About" section).
Police say do not attempt to apprehend the fugitive; they are considered armed and dangerous.